On the Court
With over 20 years of experience in coaching basketball at various levels, New Heights is very fortunate and excited to have Jim as a member of our coaching staff. As a NCCP (National Coaching Certification Program) level III certified coach, Jim served as the Assistant Coach with the Women's varsity team at the University of British Columbia from 1999–2005 and has served as the Head Coach for ten different Basketball BC Elite Development teams; some of which have competed in the BC Summer Games, Western Canada Games and Canada Summer Games. Throughout his time coaching as a head coach, Jim has lead his teams to a Gold Medal at the Western Canada Summer Games, a Silver Medal at the Nike National Championships, back to back Howe Sound Championships in 2010 and 2011, Team of the Year while at Maple Ridge Secondary school and a first place finish at the Junior Girls Provincial Championship. As an assistant coach, Jim help lead the UBC Thunderbirds to a CIS National Championship in 2004.
Jim has received various coaching awards including; The Coaching Achievement Award from the BC Junior Girls Basketball Association, The Coaching Award of Excellence from Basketball BC and the Kay Brearley Service Award for exceptional service to Women's Athletic Program at the University of British Columbia.
Off the Court
A graduate from Trinity Western University, Jim is currently the Manager for Staff Services & Security at Canucks Sports & Entertainment. Jim is a firm believer in giving back to the community and volunteers as a coach for several teams. Jim also has a daughter Maddison with his wife Cheryl.
"I am very excited to be joining Kaitlyn at New Heights Basketball Academy. I share her passion for the game and am looking forward to the opportunity to help in the development of young female athletes who represent the future of our game. What appealed to me the most about this opportunity is New Heights vision to not only develop young female athletes skills on the court, but to provide them with a skill set off the court that will last a lifetime."